YourNovel.com named one of 30 best 50th anniversary gifts

We are so excited that YourTango.com listed our personalized romance novels as one of the “30 Best 50th Anniversary Gifts of All Time.”

Yep, that’s us at #17. But you don’t have to wait for your 50th. Since this is Wedding Season, snag your novel today for yourself or your favorite bride/groom. At online checkout, use code YourTango for 15% off now through the end of July 2019.

Keep the Love Alive, people!

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New Destinations Podcast features YourNovel.com co-creator discussing romance novels and fabulous world travel

Kathy had a great time being Deborah Howell’s first guest for her Destinations podcast, where she reflected on favorite travel spots plus discussed the fun of starring in your own romance novel here at YourNovel.com.

Here’s the intro: In this first episode, Howell talks with professional traveler and romance novelist Kathy Newbern. She and her husband Fletcher have traveled professionally to all five continents and 76 countries, plus 81 cruises and counting! Along the way, they’ve written over 50 romance travel novels that star…you! So, where’s the “best place she’s ever been?” We fly to The Maldives and Fiji for swims with sharks, dragonfruit drinks, singing staffs and so much more. And we’ll find out how YOU can be the star of your very own romance novel.

Listen Here

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Mother’s Day 2019: Put Mom in her own romance novel and save

Does your mom love a good romance novel? If so, she’s not alone.

Consider that:
– 20% of all fiction book sales are romance novels
– 46% of all romance readers consume at least one book per week, as opposed to the typical American who reads five a year
– 59% are in a relationship
– 84% are women

For a romance novel reader, being the heroine in one of YourNovel.com’s personalized romance novels is one Mother’s Day gift she won’t return. The starring hero in her book is normally her mate, but can be imagined as well, such as her favorite film star.

To choose one of the 50+ books availabl with 25+ bits of personalization, think about where your mom (or the mother of your children) would most like to go on a romantic getaway. (Don’t let the idea of mom and romance get in the way. Our books come in both mild or mild versions – no worries.) We have a special discount to celebrate your Mom – see below.

How about whisking her away to Tahiti? That book is Island of Love. Italy on her bucket list? Try Rome: Diamonds, Danger and Desire.

If Jamaica tops her wish-list, go for Jamaica Rendezvous or Negril Everlasting.

And, if she likes cruising or loves the beach, then check out our category of custom books called Beaches and Cruises for some great ideas.

We will give you this tip: Another Day in Paradise, set in the Caribbean, remains our best-seller after 27 years in print.

Whichever title you choose, she’ll appreciate that you put some thought into getting her something so unique this year.

Mom’s the best, right? After all she’s done for you, it’s your turn to show her a lot of love this Mother’s Day, which is Sunday, May 12. Order soon, as paperbacks take about one week from when you place your order online; hardbacks, a little more time.

During the  ordering process, when asked for your promotional discount code, type in MDay25% and you’ll get 25 percent off your order.

This offer ends May 19, 2019, at 11:59 PM, EST, may be used as many times as you’d like, and can be shared with friends, family and on your social media.

Our best wishes to all the moms out there!

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The Big Show has a yee-haw good time, again, talking personalized romance novels with Kathy

Last year, John Boy and Billy from The Big Show on the radio played along with YourNovel.com by starring in the personalized romance novel “Love’s Bounty: An Outer Banks Romance.” It did indeed star John Boy and “Billemena.” They had a blast as you’ll hear in the audio link below including John Boy’s admission that he shared it at “the duck camp.” Say whaaat?

This year, the gang had fun yet again talking with Kathy about YourNovel.com’s golf fantasy title, “Sandhills Fore-Play,” and the Mardi Gras book, “Let the Good Times Roll” – with Kathy reading a little sample aloud near the end of the interview – and lots more concerning this most “unique-est” gift for Valentine’s, according to John Boy (Sugar Dumplin’).

John Boy calls these books a “once in a lifetime Valentine’s gift she will never forget and she’ll keep it forever.”

Well thank ya, Boys!

Listen in below. You’ll want to hear the closing laughter when John Boy suggests Kathy give someone a kiss from him. Say whaaat?

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Shipping Valentine’s 2019

Valentine’s Day – 2/14/19 – all of our books are out for delivery. Order now for occasions like anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, and anytime to say: I Love You or Just for Fun.

Prior post: As of Feb 11, at 2:00 EST, all orders that came in by Feb 7 have been shipped. Ebooks will be delivered within 24 hours. Go to ebooks on the www.YourNovel.com site to see our choices.

See prior posts for more info.

Prior post, Feb 10, at 4:45 pm, EST, yes you can order printed books, but it is unlikely they will be delivered by Valentine’s Day.

You can go with ebooks – the same cover and content as their physical counterparts but less expensive and delivered within 24 hours with no shipping charges.

You can read our pdf ebooks online, on a PDA or smart phone, print them out on letter-size paper, and you can forward them to anyone you like. Go to ebooks on the www.YourNovel.com site to see our choices.

Prior post, Feb 8, at 1:30 pm, EST, you can still order printed paperback books (we operate year round) but you will not be able to receive hardback books by Valentine’s Day. Paperback books with US Express Shipping are still on schedule. See below for suggestions that we posted earlier.

Prior post, Feb 7 at 8 pm, EST, you can get a printed book delivered by Valentine’s Day, but you’ll have to use US Express Shipping. US Priority may get them there, but time is running out. See below for suggestions that we posted earlier.

Proir post: As of Wednesday, Feb 6, after discussion with our printers, we will be able to ship printed books to be delivered by 2/14/19 in the contiguous USA if you choose STANDARD US Priority Shipping and place your order by Thursday, Feb 7 at 5 pm EST.

After that time, US EXPRESS Shipping will have to be used as your shipping option.

Orders going outside the United States are unlikely to be delivered by Valentine’s Day.

As always ebooks go out within 24 hours with no shipping costs.

We cannot guarantee delivery of USPS Priority nor US Express by an exact date. We wish we could.

Keep in mind that you can celebrate Valentine’s through the whole week, not just on the actual day. So if you don’t absolutely need a printed book by Valentine’s Day, that creates extra time for the book to arrive. We operate year-round, and these books are great for anniversaries, weddings, birthdays and anytime to say, “I Love You.”

Bits of advice:

1. Get your order in now.
2. Choose US Express if you are the worrying type.
3. Do not use the date February 14, 2019 in your dedication date, but say something like Forever and Ever or I’ll Always Love You.
4. Have a backup plan, like at least get a card. Here’s one that you can download for free: Gift Coming Card

(Prior Post February 1, 2019 – 13 days to Valentine’s Day.)

Severe cold weather on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday hampered book production. Plants were closed and employees could not get into work. Adding to the issue is the USPS suspended delivery in several midwest states. These examples show the importance of getting in orders early for Valentine’s.

The prior post continues to apply.

(Post from January 28, 2019) We are getting phone calls and emails  from people about whether they can get books by Valentine’s Day, which is Thursday, Feb. 14.

The quick answer is  YES, but here is more explanation. Get your order in as soon as you can, and definitely by Wednesday, Feb. 6, if you can.  Those orders should have no problem getting to customers by using STANDARD USPS shipping ($8.50) and should arrive by the following Thursday (February 14 – Valentine’s Day) in the USA.

Even with EXPRESS shipping, each book has to be handmade first, which means you cannot order today and expect shipment nor delivery tomorrow.

Our long-standing policy remains in effect: no refunds will be issued due to weather issues. If planes can’t fly and trucks can’t roll, no mail will get delivered.

Weather and disasters are always beyond our power, and we hope all of us have none to be concerned with. However, we will not be held accountable for delivery problems caused by circumstances beyond our control.

BOTTOM LINE: If you are concerned about getting your book by Valentine’s Day, get your order in as soon as possible so you won’t have to worry about not getting your book on time.

Also keep in mind that ebooks are delivered within 24 hours to your email address.

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Mario, you haven’t aged a day!

Checking out the fun site for The Daily Buzz – so glad they’re back on the air! – I hopped onto their Facebook page and saw this way cool then-and-now pic of none other than cutie-pie Mario Lopez.

That brought back the fun memory of meeting said hunk back in 2011 when he made a stop here in the Capital City – Raleigh, NC.

He was kind, posed for a pic and signed a poster for us! He even listened patiently as I told him he should star with his own sweetie in the personalized novel “Another Day in Paradise” – our best-seller.

It’s nice when the stars are as nice in person as you hope they will be.

Here’s hugs and a hello to a nice guy – Mr. Mario Lopez – extra, extra, indeed!

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No Black Friday or Cyber Monday sale

Online and in retail stores, it’s out with Halloween and in with Christmas. We ask why is Thanksgiving forgotten? We here at YourNovel.com have much to be thankful for. We give our thanks every day and more so on the one day of the year set aside for giving thanks.

So, as in the past, we are having no Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales. We, however, are repeating our Thank-Our-Customers Sale. From now until Dec. 2, use the code 2018TG to take 20% off any items you buy at YourNovel.com.

We do have two books specifically written for Christmas holiday season:

Season’s Greetings; Season’s Love

Season's Greetings, Season's Love by Marcy Thomas

Season’s Greetings, Season’s Love by Marcy Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and The Magic Snow Globes

The Magic Snow Globes by Susie Taylor

The Magic Snow Globes by Susie Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

with your photo added inside the snow globe, it would look like this:

The Magic Snow Globes with photo added into the globe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yet any of our 50+ personalized novels and ebooks would make fine gifts for any reader on your gift list.

When you order online at www.YourNovel.com, where it asks for your promotional code, type in 2018TG and 20% will be taken off the purchase price of your books. You can share the code with friends, family, co-workers and on your social media pages.

We hope your life is full of blessings during this glorious season and coming year.

Keep the love alive.

Kathy and Fletcher
Creators of the Personalized Romance Novel

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October wedding and anniversary gifts

What month would you guess is the most popular for getting married? June, right?

Yes, at least that was right over 20 years ago when YourNovel.com created personalized romance novels, but not now. According to The Knot, 16% of couples marry in October and September (a tie), with June at 13%.

That said, it’s likely you know someone who’s getting married this fall (we do), or who is celebrating an anniversary (we are). That means you’ll need a memorable gift.

Our personalized books of love fit the bill, and here are 10 reasons for using them during this autumn wedding/anniversary season:

  1. Monogrammed towels are common wedding gifts, but a romance novel starring the couple will remain a keepsake. For many brides, it’s the first time they see their “new name” in print.
  2. Write a special, personalized dedication to the couple that’s printed in the bound book, such as:

This Book Is
Lovingly Dedicated To

Newlyweds John and Ann Smith

From

Your Aunt & Uncle Betty and Grady
We Wish You A Happily-Ever-After Life
With Love, Prosperity, Health and Happiness
October 1, 2018

  1. For this “wedding month,” imagine how many anniversaries there are (parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers, in-laws, friends, and don’t forget yourself). Now consider how difficult it is to come up with a new, unique gift idea – especially for couples who’ve been together for decades.
  2. Paper is the traditional first-year anniversary gift. Forget customized stationery; let them star in a novel, reading about themselves on a romantic adventure (50+ to choose from).
  3. Go all out with a fully customized cover that is printed using a full photograph of the couple.

    

 

 

 

 

 

A complete explanation of cover photo options is found on our FAQ page: http://www.yournovel.com/Home/Faq#1

  1. Imagine how the bride-to-be will react at her bridal shower when you read aloud the “sexy” parts of her romantic adventure novel.
  2. Leave the male stripper for someone else’s bachelorette party. Get creative and put the wife-to-be and her betrothed in a wild or mild novel – titillating yet tasteful as we say.
  3. It’s likely you cannot give them a $5,000 cruise as a honeymoon getaway, but you can send them on a nautical adventure in one of our cruise books for around $50.
  4. A fun respite from their real-life honeymoon action would be reading about themselves between the covers of an adventure romance novel.
  5. Our personalized ebooks can be emailed as pdfs anywhere in the world. Pull an ultimate surprise by electronically sending an ebook starring the couple to his or her email address while they’re at their honeymoon destination.

ORDER NOW

There’s plenty of time to have a printed novel fully customized and shipped for wedding/anniversary dates, and here’s a promotional code to encourage you to order ASAP:

  • During the online ordering process, use the code OctWed18% to take 18% off your purchase until October 31, 2018.

Use our codes as often as you’d like and share them with friends, family and on social media.

If the bride’s a reader, she will not only love when she reads about herself in a book starring her and her new hubby, but will also remember who gave it to her as a gift of love. And you and your Hunny Bunny can star in one, too, while you’re at it.

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YourNovel.com Christmas in July Sale

Season's Greetings, Season's Love by Marcy Thomas

Season’s Greetings, Season’s Love by Marcy Thomas

 

Although other stores or online retailers are no longer honoring their Christmas in July Sales, ours will stay active until August 18th.

YourNovel.com’s personalized romance/adventure novels make great gifts anytime of year for anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, Valentine’s as well as for the winter holiday season. We have three books written with a wintry theme: The Magic   Snow Globes by   Susie Taylor, Season’s Greetings, Season’s Love by Marcy Thomas, and Cold Feet; Warm Heart by Fletcher Newbern.

Cold Feet, Warm Heart by Fletcher Newbern

In our expanded seasonal promotion, if you purchase any of our printed personalized books, we’ll make you a free copy of your choice of any of the three wintry titles using the info you’ve provided for the book you chose to purchase . Both books will be made and mailed together. The first book can be used now, and the holiday season book can be used as a gift this coming December or anytime you wish. Saying I love you is perfect all year long.

The Magic Snow Globes by Susie Taylor

Here’s a brief explanation of how it will work:

• 1. Purchase any paperback or hardback with or without photo or full custom cover.
• 2. We will produce a free copy of your choice of our winter books in whatever type book you purchased (with/without photo/custom cover) using the same info you provided.
• 3. To chose which one you want us to print, on the “Comments” page of your order, enter Snow Globes, Season’s Greetings, or Cold Feet.
4. We’ll make that book for FREE and mail it to you with the book you purchased.

You can also use the promo code HoHoJuly18 which will deduct 18% from your purchase and can be used as many times as you’d like.

The promotion code HoHoJuly18 will expire August 18, 2018, and can be used as many times as you’d like. Share the info with friends, family and on social media.

Ho Ho Ho Happy Summer.

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Missed Fat Tuesday? No worries. Go there together in your own romance novel starring you and your sweethear

Didn’t make it to New Orleans this year for Mardi Gras? No worries. Celebrate Fat Tuesday and Valentine’s Month together with Let the Good Times Roll , the rip-roaring Mardi Gras novel from www.YourNovel.com.

Celebrate in style in the Big Easy, the self-proclaimed party capital of the world. You and your sweetie will be surrounded by voodoo culture as you explore the French Quarter, dine in the finest restaurants, watch colorful parades while catching beads, and even ride on a float during the Orpheus Parade.

But all is not what it seems. An itchy situation in the prickly heat will test your love and strength, and you’ll learn how precious life together really is.

Experience Nawlins in the most party-centric time of year in this hot, hot book and celebrate amour.

As an added bonus, make your picture the full cover of this book, and Laissez les bon temps rouler!

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Fun titles available from writing team Marcy Thomas/Thomas Marcy

What would be your ultimate getaway? Rome, Key West, Paris or a coastal paradise? Or is a romp through the Wild West more your game?

Thanks to the writing stylings of Marcy Thomas/Thomas Marcy, you can go to each of those inspiring locations. Those are the nom de plumes of writing duo extraordinaire Marcy and Tom, a hubby-wife fun pair not only spinning tales for YourNovel.com that are packed with action, adventure, and sweet romance, but who, at their day jobs, dish up  yummy fudge, delicious ice cream and chocolately treats at Kilwin’s in downtown Asheville, NC.

Their book Rome: Diamonds, Danger and Desire  takes place in the Eternal City — Rome, Italy — also known as the City of Love. Imagine the starring male in this story as a sexy, secret agent surrounded by mystery and intrigue. He and his lady love cruise the city streets in a Ferrari past the Coliseum, the Vatican and other historic destinations. They’re pursued by a gang of thieves who are determined to steal a lustrous diamond, which is also coveted by a Sultan with a wandering eye for the secret agent’s special lady. Will the heroic duo outrun the thieves in the City of the Seven Hills? Love always wins the day, or does it? And is he really a secret agent? For 2018, you can be the stars on the entire  book cover, too. (See examples above.)

This special new full custom cover service is  available only on these select titles and luckily, two of the books by Marcy Tomas are included: The Rome book and the 2017 release of the rip-roaring fun that is  Wild West Love Fest, which takes you and your love to the 1870s amidst the adventure and excitement of the Wild West.

(Shown are the two photo options for this book: Your photo in a spotlight on the existing book cover  — that’s Thomas Marcy  — or your photo as the full custom cover, demonstrated by YourNovel.com founders Fletcher Newbern having a little fun with it. Plain cover is another option. Eee below.)

Good news, too: It’s not too late for Valentine’s delivery if you order Wild West Love Fest as an ebook!

In this rollicking tale, you live without all of the modern conveniences you’re used to in a town gone wild searching for missing gold and cash. Meanwhile, because of a case of mistaken identity, you have a bounty on your heads, and you have to deal with a cast of Wild West characters like a half-witted bounty hunter, a love-sick gunslinger, a bevy of bodice-busting saloon girls and bunch of notorious pistol-packing outlaws. Head ‘em up and move ‘em out, get along little dogies, and find your way back to the 21st Century.

Another Marcy Thomas creation, Heart of the Keys, brings you and your sweetheart to the southernmost tip of Florida to a Bed and Breakfast run by two sisters.

You can add your photo to the existing cover of these Marcy Thomas classics, Heart of the Keys and Treasure Seekers

They recount an extraordinary tale about a mysterious love letter from 1848 holding a secret that only two gentlemen know. One has concocted a most unsavory scheme while another needs your help to stop him. Do you have the courage to help? You’ll have to endure a thrilling chase through a tropical paradise where dazzling sunsets are both romantic and distracting. If you’re up for the challenge, then love is waiting for you in the Heart of the Keys.

If you and your sweetie love treasure hunts, then Treasure Seekers is for you.You are the starring couple seeking adventure and riches. Follow the clues, but watch out for pirates! There’s danger lurking in every direction, and your days of fun in the sun will turn to nights on the run. But with enduring love and some luck, you’ll beat the odds to learn what life’s most precious treasure is?

Two stories also by Marcy Thomas are paired with two tales from writers Fletcher Newbern in Shore Thing II: Surf City Special Edition. It includes four captivating tales that are for couples who love vacationing on the shore.

  • You and your forever Valentine can learn to surf in Huntington Beach, CA. Who wouldn’t love to enjoy Surf City, USA as it is famously known?
  • Spend your days boating on Lake Powell, UT with red rocks cliffs towering over you. Explore the mystical, mythical Rainbow Bridge and then spend romantic nights below star-filled skies.
  • It gets hot and spicy in Miami, FL on South Beach, the perfect place for a steamy rendezvous.
  • Did “Pirates of the Caribbean” get your heart pumping with desire for a swashbuckling adventure? Great Exuma Island, where “Dead Man’s Chest” was filmed, has gorgeous, warm aquamarine waters. What better place for racy romp where you have 47 miles of paradise to run and play and love.

 

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Celebrate your romance over and over in this YourNovel.com anthology

YourNovel.com always celebrates romance. The husband-wife team of J.S. Fletcher and Kathy Newbern who write together as Fletcher Newbern have written more than 20 of the 50+ novels, novellas and ebooks available on the web site. Their never-ending love and passion for romance created this business in 1992, and it has endured because of their commitment and dedication.

While they’re very proud of establishing the concept of the personalized, adult romance novel so long ago, they’re equally proud of helping others writers realize their dreams of becoming published authors. That effort began in 2002 with their first romance writing contest to celebrate 10 years in business, a contest they then repeated to acknowledge 20 years in business. The result was Celebrating Romance and Celebrating Romance 2.

Celebrating Romance 2 features the 10 enchanting stories from the 10 contest winners, tales of adventure, mystery and of course, love and romance. Nine of these are also available individually in ebook format:

Celebrating Romance 2 is available in hardcover, paperback and as an eBook. You can add a photo to the cover, or even have a full front cover featuring just your photo. (That’s Fletcher Newbern at left on the book’s cover.)

Celebrate romance again and again in these exciting tales personalized with more than two dozen details about the two of you. While Feb. 7 was the cutoff for regular shipping for Valentine’s,  you can still order using Express. And, great news, all ebooks including this full book can be delivered electronically even on  Valentine’s.

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Shipping 2018

For Mother’s Day orders, please try to get your orders in by May 7 – 8 for standard shipping. After that will likely require Overnight Service.

As of noon EST Monday, Feb 12, only ebooks can be delivered by Valentine’s. We are a year-round business, so you can still order paperbacks and hardback, which make great gifts for anniversaries, weddings, birthdays and anytime to say, “I Love You.”

Prior Post: As of 5 pm EST today, Friday, Feb. 9, after discussion with our paperback printer and the USPS, we will be able to get paperback books to customers in the contiguous United States if you choose US EXPRESS Shipping as your shipping option and place your order by 9 pm EST, Sunday, Feb. 11. Express orders will go out Monday and reach you by Wednesday, Feb 14 (Valentine’s Day).

1. Paperback books only – with or without photo added or made into the full front cover;
2. In the USA mainland only;
3. Must use US Express Shipping;
4. Order before Sunday, Feb. 11 at 9 pm EST.

This possibility does not apply to hardback books or any orders going outside the United States. As always ebooks go out within 24 hours with no shipping costs.

You can still choose our STANDARD US Priority Shipping and you may get the books by Valentine’s Day but note that our STANDARD US Priority Shipping has never been guaranteed for delivery by a specific date. That remains our policy.

Keep in mind that you can celebrate Valentine’s through the whole week, not just on the actual day. So if you do not need a printed book by Valentine’s Day, you can order anytime. We are a year-round business, and these books are great for anniversaries, weddings, birthdays and anytime to say, “I Love You.”

And keep in mind that you can celebrate Valentine’s through the whole week, not just on the actual day.

You can also write your dedication with a phrase like Just Because or Celebrating Romance Everyday instead of Happy Valentine’s Day.

Ebooks can be delivered within hours up through Feb. 14. You can view all of them by choosing eBooks from the pull-down Categories Menu.

Our long-standing policy remains in effect: no refunds will be issued due to weather issues. If planes can’t fly and trucks can’t roll, no mail will get delivered.

Weather and disasters are always beyond our power, and we hope all of us have none to be concerned with. However, we cannot be held accountable for delivery problems caused by circumstances beyond our control.

(Earlier post, updated with newer info on 2/9/18))

Our personalized novels are made, packaged and shipped one at a time, and Valentine’s is our busiest season.

Orders for printed books placed after 5:00 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 7 and until 10 p.m. EST Thursday Feb. 8 will have to use US EXPRESS Shipping for guaranteed Valentine’s delivery.

You can still choose our STANDARD US Priority Shipping and you may get the books by Wednesday, Feb 14 (Valentine’s Day) but keep in mind that our STANDARD US Priority Shipping has never been guaranteed for delivery by a specific date. That remains our policy.

Realistically, hardback book orders placed after 10:00 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 8, may arrive by Valentine’s Day if you use US EXPRESS Shipping, but the chance remains that they won’t.

Ebooks can be delivered within hours up through Feb. 14. You can view all of them by choosing eBooks from the pull-down Categories Menu.

All this boils down to is “order now,” and if you are worried about a guaranteed delivery date, use our US Express Service. But please keep in mind that even with EXPRESS shipping, each book has to be handmade first, which means you cannot order today and expect shipment nor delivery tomorrow.

Of course, if you do not need the book by Wednesday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day, please order anytime. We are year-round, and these books are great for anniversaries, weddings, birthdays and anytime to say, “I Love You.” And keep in mind that you can celebrate Valentine’s through the whole week, not just on the actual day.

You can also write your dedication with a phrase like Just Because or Celebrating Romance Everyday instead of Happy Valentine’s Day.

Ebooks can be delivered within hours up through Feb. 14. You can view all of them by choosing eBooks from the pull-down Categories Menu.

Our long-standing policy remains in effect: no refunds will be issued due to weather issues. If planes can’t fly and trucks can’t roll, no mail will get delivered.

Weather and disasters are always beyond our power, and we hope all of us have none to be concerned with. However, we cannot be held accountable for delivery problems caused by circumstances beyond our control.

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KSJJ has been featuring YourNovel.com for Valentine’s for years — here’s the latest

Cook and Colleen always do such a great job bringing attention to this most unusual Valentine’s gift idea for their listeners. This year’s interview is no exception. They gave away a book to one lucky winner, and we hear he is so excited. So are we.

We are proud to have worked with this team — a lovey-dovey hubby-wife combo just like  Fletcher Newbern — for more than a decade. We also love that the intro includes some romantic music. But of course.

Listen and have some fun.

If you’d like your own personalized romance novel in time for Valentine’s Day, there’s still time but Express shipping would be required. Keep in mind, though, that the books are a great year-round gift — for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Mother’s and Father’s Day and anytime to say “I Love You.”

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You will laugh over this Big D and Bubba moment with Carsen

We always have so much fun on the radio with Big D and Bubba talking about these unique Valentine’s gifts where any couple can star together in their own personalized romance novel. This year, we got to see the fun they had when they received their hardback novels with full custom cover. (See? you ask. On the radio? Yes, thanks to the magic of YouTube!)

Listen in as they surprise Carsen with the novel Celebrating Romance starring her and the one and only Garth Brooks. You will be laughing – listen for the snort!

TODAY, Feb. 7, is the deadline for Valentine’s orders with our standard shipping, which is US Priority mail. After today, only Express shipping is recommended. So get busy getting your book order in pronto.

 

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John Boy & Billy on The Big Show star in a Romance Novel. Say what?

John Boy began this “Big Show” interview by introducing Kathy from YourNovel.com as “My Little Love Squeegie.” She responds, “Good morning, Su-gah Lips.” Then, they were off.

Regular listeners know it’s part of the tomfoolery among these old buds as YourNovel.com has been featured on air with John Boy and Billy for several years talking about how their personalized romance adventure novels make a unique gift for everyone and their own real-life Love Squeegie.

John Boy calls it a one-of-a-kind gift for Valentine’s, adding, “there’s our picture right there on the cover.”

John Boy and Billy on the full cover of their personalized romance novel.

Everyone was   quickly  laughing over  John Boy and “Billamena” starring together in their own novel “Love’s Bounty: An Outer Banks Romance.”

Here’s a little snippet from a steamy hammock scene. While all books come ‘wild’ or ‘mild,’ we’ve done a bit of editing here for PG readers, but not to worry, 95% of customers go for the wild:

“Ah,” Billamena murmured as she felt her entire body loosen, all soreness and tension leave her, felt the warmth of the sun and her lover flow over her like heat from an oven. John Boy’s hand and forearm became a tingly force of energy filling her with passion.

John Boy, too, was feeling the stress float away. The recent pressure he’d been under at the other side of the mike, the drive down in the Runt Mobile, the letdown of seeing the cottage, none of that mattered now. As he lifted his right leg over hers, running it over her sun-warmed thighs, he sensed only a sudden flash up his spine that nearly sent his mind aflame. He tightly closed his eyes and rolled his head from side to side in appreciation.

Her fingers had found the buttons on his shirt and deftly began to undo them. His followed suit. When both garments were opened, Billamena and John Boy nearly flung themselves together. Both their bodies were filmed with perspiration, and it facilitated the rubbing of their chests together. “You’re hot,” he said huskily. He kissed her deeply, running his tongue in and out of her mouth….

Listen to the full interview. Order by Feb. 7 for Valentine’s or ebooks through Feb. 14, and books are available year-round:

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Seek the great wizard Merlin or help Marilyn Monroe out of a jam

Need a break from the everyday for this Valentine’s Day or any other time? Go to YourNovel.com and find your adventure in another time and another place with two enticing tales by Madhavi Krevat.

You and your sweetheart will find an adventurous quest in search of the great wizard Merlin or flee from dangerous mobsters in old New York with Marilyn Monroe, who may not make it out alive without your help. And one cool hipster dude might just lending a helping hand.

Starting at a Renaissance Faire in merry, old England, A Ren Faire to Remember will whisk you away to Medieval England straight into the court of King Arthur himself who will ask you to embark on a quest to save his old friend, the wizard, Merlin. On the way, you will be thwarted again and again by Arthur’s sister, Morgana. Will you be successful and save Merlin so you can get home? Or will Morgana be victorious?

Use your own photo to become the entire book cover on 15 select novels

With non-stop action, romantic settings and even a fire-breathing dragon to vanquish, you won’t want to miss the action.

YourNovel.com has long had the option of uploading a photo of the two of you that’s added to the existing book’s cover, but many customers asked for the option of making their photo the entire cover of the book. Great idea, so they made it happen, and just in time for Valentine’s gift giving! (Example at left)

Another creation from the imagination of YourNovel.com author Krevat,  New York: Some Like It Hot, has you and your sweetie enjoying a thrilling trip to New York City.

You’ll suddenly come to face-to-face with long-time pop icon Marilyn Monroe, but things don’t stay tame after that. You’ll find yourself back in the 1950s with the sexy bombshell who’s being chased by mobsters working for a ruthless crime boss. Their aim?  Marilyn’s beautiful engagement ring. If you get a little help from Elvis Presley himself, will diamonds still be a girl’s best friend? And, will love win out over greed?

Find out in either of these exciting tales personalized with more than two dozen details about the two of you. Order by Feb. 7 for Valentine’s delivery in the U.S.

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John Boy and Billy star in an Outer Banks romance novel

John Boy and Billy on the full cover of their personalized romance novel.

“Surprise, surprise, surprise” as Gomer Pyle used to say. Lookey lookey who’s starring in YourNovel.com’s title “Love’s Bounty: An Outer Banks Romance.” According to the authors, that’s John Boy and Billy from “The Big Show” on the  radio gracing teh entire cover of their book. “Shazam!”

Tune in 8:10 EST Thur., Feb. 1, 2018 to The Big Show to learn about this brand new feature where your photograph can become the entire cover of your novel, wild or mild, from YourNovel.com. This new service is available on 15 novels during this initial rollout.

The option of adding a smaller photo to an existing book cover is also still available on all novels. Books come in hardback, paperback and as ebooks. But hurry, orders should be in by Feb. 7 for Valentine’s delivery since these are so customized they take about a week to receive. Something so special requires a little time – Just ask John Boy and Billy!

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Three detective novels await starring couples ready for some action

Looking for a truly unusual Valentine’s gift? Check out YourNovel.com. Among the many selections are these three titles from writer Geno Vincenzo where you and your sweetheart are detectives.

There’s plenty of saucy fun and bammo-whammo action in each of these detective novels you and your honey can star in together.

Set in wintry Detroit, Time Share Affair has you, the owners of the Gal and Guy Private Eye Agency, celebrating the successful conclusion of  a bizarre divorce case. Next stop: A well-deserved, romantic week at a Florida time-share resort. However, a trio of numb-skulled nemeses will stop at nothing to garner revenge for a past encounter with the detective duo.

We guarantee you’ll never forget the rock’em, sock’em threesome who somehow keep trying their best to thwart you, the starring couple.

A Reunion to Die is set at a class reunion in a cold climate. Here’s a little taste of the stars’ alone time before the bad guys need their attention (bold items are examples of how you’ll customize your copy):

The heady aroma of Tresor ignited John with new ardor. “Let me show you 100 percent.”
Her stare deep into his bedroom brown eyes challenged him: “Only a hundred?”
“Let me show you 200,” he quipped, drawing her even closer.
Ann ran her hand quickly down his back enjoying the feel of him. “Only 200 percent? I’m sure you’ve got 300 in you.”
“Oh, I got 300.” With that, he backed her quickly, laughing, toward the bed.
“Don’t stop,” Ann ordered. “I like this game.”
“Me, too, Honey.”
She grabbed him and with each new movement of her hands and lips counted off: “600… 700… 800… 900…. OK, 1,000 percent.”
“Forget the math,” John finally said.
Ann laughed in agreement.
They were quickly entwined, kissing with relief and passion signifying not only their love but the end of a hard day.

While each book stands alone in terms of following the plot, first in the series is Missed Tryst where all our  dynamic duo want is a romantic tryst at the Mystic Hotel in the metropolis of Capital City.

Will they prevail and check in without mishap? Button up your trench coat and get busy finding out. Spy on, ya’ll.

Here’s a quick link to all three; tell your friends; Valentine’s orders should be placed by Feb. 7: http://www.yournovel.com/Catalog/Index/Detective-Mystery

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Customer raves over new full custom cover and quick service

We love it when our customers are thrilled with their books and with the quick service we provide, so we are sharing this comment from Shane (with permission). He happened to be among the first two people to order our brand-new service even before we announced it: You can now upload your photo to use as the full cover of your book on select titles.

We’ve long had the option of uploading a photo of the two of you that we add to the existing book’s cover, but many customers asked for the option of making their photo the entire cover of the book. Great idea, so we did, and just in time for Valentine’s gift giving!

Shane writes: “ATTENTION LOVERS!!! My baby got her Bday Present today (yes they seriously delivered it on a Sunday) and her beautiful ear to ear smile tells me she loves it😀😊😍 I promised the amazing couple who created this awesome business idea that I would make a post to share with my friends bc it’s so different and special for a gift I think. Especially for Valentines Day. Very cool… So worth every penny one-of-a-kind really neat. You answer some Questions about each other and they weave you into the story! Yournovel.com hope I could help bringing a smile and a little love to someone’s relationship out there. It’s the little things…”

He follows up today with this added comment: ” I read the first chapter to her last night and she loved it. So cool. Great writing!”

Thanks, Shane, and Happy Birthday to your special lady!

Here are the list of books available with full custom cover (on either paperback or hardback and on ebook if that title comes as an ebook):

And here’s a sample of plain cover, cover with your photo added and full custom cover.

New for 2018: You can upload your photo as the full cover of your romance/adventure novel

 

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